Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Declaration of Pecuniary Interests

Under Standing Order 4.4, where any councillor has a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (as defined in the Members’ Code of Conduct (para. 4)) in any matter to be considered at a meeting of the Council, a committee, sub-committee or joint committee, they must withdraw from the meeting room during the whole of the consideration of that matter and must not participate in any vote on that matter unless a dispensation has been obtained from the Monitoring Officer.

 

 

Minutes:

There were none.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 106 KB

To agree minutes of the meeting held on 05 November 2019.

 

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 5 November 2019 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record of the proceedings.

 

The Chair announced a provisional timetable for the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 9.9.1.

 

 

3.

Ashmole Housing Estate (Oval) 19/00744/FUL pdf icon PDF 4 MB

    Officer’s recommendations:

     

    1.    Resolve to grant conditional planning permission subject to the completion of an agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) containing the planning obligations listed in this report.

     

    2.    Agree to delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development to:

     

    a.    Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report, addendums and/or PAC minutes; and

    b.    Negotiate, agree and finalise the planning obligations as set out in this report, addendums and/or PAC minutes pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended).

     

    3.    In the event that the committee resolves to refuse planning permission and there is a subsequent appeal, delegated authority is given to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development, having regard to the heads of terms set out in this report, addendums and/or PAC minutes, to negotiate and complete a document containing obligations pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) in order to meet the requirement of the Planning Inspector.

     

    4.    In the event that the Section 106 Agreement is not completed within 6 months of committee, delegated authority is given to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development to refuse planning permission for failure to enter into a section 106 agreement for the mitigating contributions identified in this report, addendums and/or the PAC minutes.

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 19/00744/FUL(agenda item 3, page 5 of the agenda pack, page 17 of the addendum and page 1 of the second addendum).

     

    The Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development, explained that notification letters for the Ashmole Housing Estate application had not been sent to interested parties due to a miscommunication between officers.  Therefore, he recommended to the Committee that the application should be deferred, as it would not be appropriate to proceed without interested parties having had the opportunity to be present and to participate.  It was hoped that the application would be able to be considered by the Committee before Christmas ideally on 17 December 2019.

     

    The Chair proposed in the light of officers’ advice to accept officers’ recommendation for the application to be deferred as indicated above.

     

    It was MOVED by Councillor Wilcox, SECONDED by Councillor Simpson, and

     

    RESOLVED, unanimously

     

    To defer consideration of the application.

     

4.

Lambeth College Vauxhall Centre, Belmore Street (Stockwell) 19/02643/OUT pdf icon PDF 3 MB

    Officer’s recommendations:

     

    1.    Resolve to grant outline and full details planning permission subject to the planning conditions indicated at Appendix 1 and completion of an agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) containing the planning obligations listed in this report and any direction as may be received following further referral to the Mayor of London.

     

    2.    Agree to delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development to:

     

    a.    Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report, addendums and/or PAC minutes; and

    b.    Negotiate, agree and finalise the planning obligations as set out in this report, addendums and/or PAC minutes pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended).

     

    3.    In the event that the committee resolves to refuse planning permission and there is a subsequent appeal, delegated authority is given to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development, having regard to the heads of terms set out in this report, addendums and/or PAC minutes, to negotiate and complete a document containing obligations pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) in order to meet the requirement of the Planning Inspector.

     

    4.    In the event that the Section 106 Agreement is not completed within 6 months of a committee resolution, delegated authority is given to the Assistant Director of Planning, Transport and Development to refuse planning permission for failure to enter into a section 106 agreement for the matters as identified in this report, addendums and/or the PAC minutes.

     

    Minutes:

    Case No. 19/02643/OUT (agenda item 4, page 71 of the agenda pack, page 21 of the addendum and page 3 of the second addendum).

     

    The Planning Officer gave a presentation which included a summary of the report and subsequent addenda that had been published on Friday 22 November 2019 and the day of the meeting. Members were advised of the key material planning issues for consideration noting that the application was a ‘hybrid’ planning proposal for the site comprising both detailed and outlined aspects for approval and which aimed to support the staged redevelopment of the site in four separate phases.  The first phase included delivery of Block A (Nine Elms STEAM Centre) to support science technology, engineering, arts and maths courses; a new high-quality public realm (referred to as a City Square and College Street) including highway improvements on Belmore Street; and cycle and disabled parking.  Since publication of the report, the description of the student accommodation units had been amended to be described as 272 student bed spaces.  The Lambeth College site fell within the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area (VNEB OA).  The outline element to the ‘hybrid’ application comprised of Blocks B, C and D which will be delivered in phases 2, 3 and 4 respectively.   The rationale for the application was set out noting that main vehicular access will be from off Belmore Street with no access from or onto Thorparch Road. The building exceeded the baseline targets for carbon reduction (currently 35% in the Policy) and BREEM excellence was aimed for across all non-residential elements of the site.  A commitment existed to connect to the Embassy Quarter Heat Network when available.  The strategic aim of the college for the redevelopment was also shared by the Council and forms one of its core planning aims, which seeks to support the centre of excellence within high quality educational buildings in order to attract the best talent into the borough.  Therefore, in principle, the proposals for an education led and mixed use redevelopment was considered acceptable.   

     

    Following the officer’s presentation, objectors raised the following concerns:

    ·         Patmore Estate, despite having 127 units within Lambeth, had not been considered.

    ·         Enquiries pertaining to the Traffic Management Plan and the increased height from 14 to 20 storeys for Block C had been made on 14 March 2019, but no response from planning officers had been received.

    ·         Both sides of Belmore Street had double yellow lines with a section of that road reserved for resident permit parking.  Tenants would have difficulty getting out of their parking spaces.   Therefore, the current traffic plan would not be suitable and should be reconsidered.

    ·         The information provided was not complete and was inconclusive and contradictory.

    ·         The overshadowing diagrams had been truncated and failed to demonstrate other areas which would have an impact on around 600-700 homes.

    ·         The traffic assessments gave only a small and unlikely number of cycle movements.

    ·         The evaluation of impacts, for example, visual impacts had been made subjectively.

    ·         The assessment made was subjective  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Appeal and Enforcement Decisions May 2019 pdf icon PDF 311 KB

    To note the Planning Appeal and Enforcement Decisions for May 2019.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Officers confirmed that all recent appeal decisions pertaining to telephone kiosks had been dismissed and the Inspector found in favour of the Council.

     

    Members thanked officers for their efforts in defending decisions.  In particular, the appeal for 26 Helix Road which regarded as very contentious, but the Inspector upheld the Committee’s decision. 

     

     

6.

Appeal and Enforcement Decisions June 2019 pdf icon PDF 290 KB

    To note the Planning Appeal and Enforcement Decisions for June 2019.

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    This was discussed under item 5.